Axis Counselling

Axis is an independent specialist support service for survivors of all types of sexual violence and have been providing specialist counselling & support to people affected by abuse for 30 years.

We will provide a safe, secure and confidential space where you will be listened to and supported in a respectful, empathic and non-judgemental way.

We understand how difficult it can be taking that first step and asking for help.  Axis counsellors will work with you on a one-to-one basis tailoring our support to meet your needs, helping you to understand more about your own situation, how and why this is impacting on your life, and give you the tools to be better able to cope and recover.

Our Counselling Service offers support for women, men, young people and children (aged 11 upwards) who have experienced non-recent (historic) childhood sexual abuse; any form of sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation or rape. Please note: if you are aged 11-17 please ask a parent or guardian to make the referral on your behalf

Confidentiality is key and your wishes will be respected throughout.

As a victim of sexual violence you may experience a wide range of emotions and reactions and be unsure or uncertain where to turn. You do not have to cope with this alone Axis has counsellors and independent sexual violence advisors who are trained to help and support you in any decisions you need to make.

They are also there to ensure your safety and the safety of others who may be at risk.  Axis has safeguarding policies and obligations if you, someone else or a child is a serious risk of harm, this will be explained this from the outset.

Our team will treat everything in the strictest confidence and be guided by your wishes.

  • Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, valued and respected.
  • We aim to deliver the highest standards of care to clients, who will be treated with courtesy and respect by all staff.
  • Our expectation is that our clients will treat the Axis team and fellow clients with courtesy and respect.
  • Abusive behaviour, violence and the threat of violence is conduct which is incompatible with our aims and will not be tolerated
  • All forms of discrimination are unacceptable.
  • Confidentiality is a bed rock of our work

No. AXIS Services are there to help you cope and, as far as possible, recover after a crime. Access to support is free, even if the crime hasn’t been reported to the police.


All Axis counsellors are qualified and hold a professional qualification in counselling. Axis counsellors are specifically trained to work with sexual trauma via induction training and as part of our continued professional development programme (CPD).

As well as specialising in working with sexual trauma,  we also have  counsellors who are specifically trained to work with:

  • Children & Young people
  • Males
  • People with Learning Disabilities

All counsellors receive regular clinical supervision, and line management supervision and hold a DBS certificate.

Axis is an organisational member of BACP (Membership No. 115985) and abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice. BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions



Accessing counselling support

You are able to self-refer into our services by telephone of email:

Telford: 01952 278000

Shropshire: 01743 357777


Please note: if you are aged 11-17 please ask a parent or guardian to make the referral on your behalf

You are also able to ask a professional such as a GP / Support Worker to refer you to Axis Counselling. Referrals from other agencies must be made by letter / email and the referrer must have your permission to make the referral.

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